NSW treasurer Daniel Mookhey points to ‘largest debt any incoming state government has ever inherited’ as he hands down party’s first budget in more than a decade NSW budget 2023 live updates: follow latest news and reaction Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast Housing was presented as a […]

Survey of 18- to 24-year-olds for Prince’s Trust found two-thirds had lowered their career expectations Young people are abandoning their dreams and ambitions because of the cost of living crisis and mental health concerns, new research has found. Harbouring hopes for an enjoyable career that makes them financially secure seems unimaginable and too risky, with […]

Archbishop of Perth says the former bishop has denied the ‘deeply distressing’ allegations Follow our Australia news live blog for latest updates Get our morning and afternoon news emails, free app or daily news podcast The Catholic archbishop of Perth says “very serious and deeply distressing” allegations against a former bishop are now being examined […]

Exclusive: Report highlights growing gap between declining coastal communities and rest of the country Rishi Sunak must commit to levelling up England’s struggling seaside towns, or risk a political “tidal wave” at the next general election, a Conservative thinktank has warned. In a report entitled Troubled Waters, the thinktank Onward shows that communities set within […]

Exclusive: Guardian has seen copy of 27-page report that Home Office attempted to keep confidential The UK government’s official drug advisers privately advocated for a formal repeal of the criminalisation of personal-use drug possession in 2016, a leaked document has revealed. The Guardian has seen a copy of the 27-page pro-decriminalisation report, which the Home […]

Go-it-alone approach to building network between Sydney, Newcastle and Wollongong shelved entirely. Follow all the reaction live NSW Labor pledges $2.2bn for housing and infrastructure in first budget in a decade Analysis: Labor points to ‘decade of neglect’ but lack of housing showstopper may leave voters underwhelmed Sydney casino bailout to cost government $432m in […]